DULCE and ECCS Quarterly Learning Collaborative Meeting

  • 09 Mar 2023

The Developmental Understanding and Legal Collaboration for Everyone (DULCE) and Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) learning collaborative met this month to continue learning about the DULCE approach and increase practice knowledge on strengthening families through the Family Visiting program. The 2 participating practices also provided updates both on their ongoing work in onboarding the family specialist and their highlighted success thus far. Charlyn Harper Browne and Patsy Hampton, from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), began the meeting by discussing racism, anti-racism, and how DULCE strives to create a more equitable distribution of power and resources while addressing inequitable systems that preclude families from living healthy lives. Sara Remington, RIDOH, shared information about the currently available Family Visiting evidence-based programs and how they have demonstrated improvements in a wide range of maternal and child health outcomes.

The 2 DULCE practices, Family Care Center and Toll Gate Pediatrics, are in the process of completing the Brazelton Touchpoints and Newborn Behavioral Observations trainings. They have been successful in developing patient materials to offer DULCE to families, scheduling their interdisciplinary team meetings, and developing workflows.

Thank you to RIDOH and United Healthcare for funding this collaborative. Links to the meeting presentation can be accessed here and to the recording here.